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Author Archives: Megan Bronson

Discarding Free speech

Student Involvement vies to change iconic area’s name. Student Involvement sent a poorly circulated invitation for a survey last week, stating that the reason they want to change the name of the Free Speech Area. Their reasoning was: “This area ...

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Killer Halloween costumes

The key to a good Halloween costume is to be as pop culturally relevant as possible. While there is always that large percentage of girls who just wear animal ears and lingerie (a là “Mean Girls”), as well as men ...

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Napping at Fresno State

Now that we are halfway through the semester, midterms are raining down upon us. Students are working hard, pulling all-nighters and surviving on coffee and Rockstars. But what happens when the stream of caffeine just doesn’t cut it? Where will ...

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Millennials ‘feel the Bern’

This week the Democratic debate took place, and Bernie Sanders proved yet again that he is the candidate for Millennials. While most news stations are reporting Hillary Clinton as the winner of the debate, there is a clear case for ...

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‘Pan’ never lands

“Pan” was a subpar representation of a traditional story. Littered with plot holes and unexplained storylines, this movie is not worth the matinee price. The thin dialogue and contrived soundtrack do not meet expectations. If “Mad Max: Fury Road” and ...

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That’s not so Raven: an open letter to a confused Raven-Symonè

Careful Raven, your bigotry is showing. Last week the former child star and panelist on Emmy-winning show “The View” made some discriminatory and outright racist comments regarding “ethnic-sounding” names. The comments were made in response to a popular YouTube video ...

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The ups and downs of fair food

It is that time of year again when you can satisfy your craving for corn dogs and cinnamon rolls. Instead of trying the traditional fair food, stop by one of the nontraditional booths this year and gorge on the seasonal ...

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Representing the Valley at the Big Fresno Fair

Take the time to visit the fair this year. You will not regret it. Sure, the rides are cool and the food is always crazy awesome, but the real vital part of the fair isn’t always highlighted. The best part  of the ...

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A case for loving Fresno

Is it part of Fresno culture to hate Fresno? I am asking this genuinely. I am a Fresno transplant, and I love this city. But everywhere I go, people have this air of self-deprecation about their home. It is like ...

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We’re not “Addicted To Fresno”

While Judy Greer gives a wonderful and believable portrayal of sex addict Shannon, this dark comedy leaves much to be desired. Having left rehab to stay with her sister Martha (Natasha Lyonne, “Orange is the New Black”) in Fresno, the ...

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A capitalist Christmas story

Walking the aisles of Wal-Mart this week, I was irritated. I wasn’t irritated because of the screaming children and the slightly antiseptic meat smell. I’m immune to all of that by now. I was irritated because there are Christmas ornaments ...

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Campus construction vital

Troy Pope’s opinion column on Sept. 16 about having to “endure” the inconvenience of construction activities is an understandable reaction to the inconvenience the electrical infrastructure project has created for our campus community. However, this is a critically important project ...

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“The Intern” makes the cut

Robert De Niro (Ben Witaker) and Anne Hathaway (Jules Ostin) have great charisma on camera in “The Intern.” In the story of a senior citizen (Ben) taking an internship under the CEO of a growing company (Jules) we learn the ...

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Movie night wine pairings: A classy affair

Have you been itching to have a movie marathon? Maybe you want to go on the emotional roller coaster of nostalgia and watch “Harry Potter” all day, or maybe you just want to settle into your couch and enjoy “Finding ...

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An award for Viola Davis is an award for women of color

Viola Davis made history Saturday when she accepted her Emmy for outstanding actress in a drama for her performance in “How to Get Away With Murder.” Davis is the first black woman to win the award. This is a huge ...

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The Facebook dislike button: the new hotbed of hate

Can I hit dislike on the Facebook dislike button? This is a horrible idea. Not only will this make me a more negative person, but I will also abuse this privilege. It will be the new standard of passive-aggressive behavior ...

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A debate or a Debacle? Purging women in the GOP

On Wednesday night, Americans witnessed the GOP debate. I say witnessed because I feel like I just watched a crime against America being committed. Wednesday night was no victory for women in America. From defunding Planned Parenthood to putting women ...

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Saying ‘all lives matter’ dismisses black lives

Why do we say Black Lives Matter? Because in our society, historically and presently, they haven’t, and don’t. That is not to say that they shouldn’t. They do. What it is saying is that the current society holds little regard ...

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